2113 W Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, Texas  75023-4521
• Phone: 972-618-2200   • Fax: 972-618-2216   • Follow us on www.facebook.com/nishmatam.org

• Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen   • President Bill McManaway   • Executive Director Stanley Siegel   • Religious School Director Alma Ben-Yaakov

Welcome to Congregation Nishmat Am A Conservative Synagogue
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Welcome to Congregation Nishmat Am A Conservative Synagogue
Your Family Has Been Looking For
A Synagogue for Your Religious,
Spiritual and Cultural Needs
A Synagogue for Your Religious,
Spiritual and Cultural Needs
A Social Organization that Builds
Friendships and Relationships
A Social Organization that Builds
Friendships and Relationships
We’re a Wonderful Family
for Your Family
We’re a Wonderful Family
for Your Family


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Programs, Events and Activities




What an Amazing and Memorable night that was!
Perfectly organized and delivered event filled with deep passion, fond memories
and outpourings of expressions of joy for Rabbi Cohen with you!
Thank you all for your participation in making the Gala a success, for your
unconditional love and support, and for sharing this night with us!
In case you missed an opportunity to watch the live event, or would like to watch it again,
or share it with your family and friends … please click on the link below and enjoy it!
(skip to 3:00 for beginning)

For those who have already contributed to the event –

But if you haven’t, please consider honoring Rabbi Cohen and supporting his synagogue by making a contribution.

For your convenience, there are three simple ways to contribute:

– call us at   972-618-2200   or   214-551-2314
write to us at  info@nishmatam.org


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Candle Lighting is at 7:55pm

Friday, May 7th at 6:30PM   –   
Please click here to join Zoom Broadcast!
Meeting ID:   846 4834 4613     Password:   SHABBAT

Saturday, May 8th at 9:30 AM
   –   In-Person Shabbat Service in our Borin-Black Sancturary

:   Masks are required and social distancing observed.




Tuesday, May 4th at 7:30pm

The weekly class led by Rabbi Cohen on the popular section of the Talmud ‘Ethical Behavior’.

 Please click here to join ZOOM broadcast!

Meeting ID:   848 6483 9085

Password:   PKAVOT




SUNDAY, May 16 at 7 PM

Shavuot Services followed by a light meal and traditional study session in our Borin-Black Sanctuary!

– All services are in-person in our Borin-Black Sanctuary

– There is no cost to attend or for dinner, but reservations are required.
– Space is limited to 30 participants.
Please call 972-618-2200 or e-mail info@nishmatam.org to make a reservation.
MONDAY, May 17 at 9:30 AM
Shavuot services in our Borin-Black Sanctuary.
TUESDAY, May 18 at 9:30 AM
Shavuot services followed by Yizkor in our Borin-Black Sanctuary.
The word SHAVUOT (or Shavuos) means “weeks.” It celebrates the completion of the seven-week Omer counting period between Passover and Shavuot. We received the Torah at Mt. Sinai on Shavuot over 3,300 years ago. On this holiday we renew our acceptance of the gift of Torah on Shavuot.



MAY 16th at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The picnic is sponsored by the Altman Family Religious School is open
to the religious school families and members of Nishmat Am.

Bob Woodruff Park pavilion
2601 San Gabriel Dr.
Plano, TX 75074
What to bring:
• You and your family
• Snacks for you and your family
• Good mood

NOTE: We will provide drinks, dessert and games for the children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


To All Our Members:
Thank you to everyone who has already responded!
If you have not responded, please renew your membership for 2021 by responding to the recent billing.
If you would like to join Nishmat Am please call the office at 972-618-2200 or click here for more information!



Dear Members of Congregation Nishmat Am:

As we enter the fifth month of the Corona Virus pandemic, Congregation Nishmat Am – its leaders, members, staff – continues to grieve with the rest of the world on the staggering loss of life. We also pray for the full recovery of those who are afflicted by the disease.
The effect of the Corona Virus has been life-altering for all of us. The way we relate to one another, how we transact business, the rhythms of our daily lives and even the manner in which we are raising and educating our children have been changed. All the while we must be vigilant to do all we can to stem the spread of the virus and reduce its impact on our lives.
We also know that the “lockdown” has had a profound effect on our synagogue. The suspension of services and live programs has left a void in the lives of many of our members. We know how eager people are to return to attending services and programs to enjoy the social comradery that comes with those events. Our board of directors has been and continues to meet regularly via Zoom to put plans in place to resume services and programs once it is safe to do so.
Given the persistence of the disease, the recent spike of cases in Texas and also consideration of Jewish Law from the perspective of Rabbi Cohen, the board has decided that we should not resume services at this time. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation as the weeks progress and keep you up to date.
We want to stay connected with you! This is what we are planning.
Friday Night Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom service
Each Friday evening at 6:30 PM, Rabbi Cohen leads Shabbat services, using our standard siddur shown on the Zoom screen, and always with a d’var Torah. Watch for the Zoom in information in our e-mail.
Tuesday Night – Pirkei Avot Class
Starting this Tuesday July 7, at 7:30 PM, Rabbi Cohen will give a weekly Zoom class on Pirkei Avot – Ethic of the Fathers. Rabbi Cohen will teach and lead a discussion on this well know part of our Talmud that is a guide for ethical and moral behavior. Watch for the Zoom in information in our e-mail.
Tuesday Afternoon – Women (and men) Love to Learn
On Tuesday, July 14, at Noon Women Love to Learn will take place. The topic is “The Spanish Inquisition and Dona Gracia de Nasi – A Heroine of Sephardic Jewry.” Rabbi Cohen will discuss the significance of the date as we enter the period prior to the Ninth of Av. Then Gerri Patterson will tell the story of Dona Gracia de Nasi, a woman who lived as a converso and became the most wealthy and powerful woman of her time. 
Also, look for other classes, lectures or programs during the summer.
Although the format of how we relate to one another has changed dramatically – electronic instead of face-of-face – what has not changed is our personal commitment to be supportive and helpful wherever possible. Please do not hesitate to call or write to either of us at any time if there is any synagogue or personal matter you wish to discuss or need help with.
Our intention – as of today – is to hold high holiday services at the Comfort Inn & Suites, the same venue as in previous years. Services will be conducted in full compliance with government and health agencies as well as any hotel regulations. Next week we will send out our High Holiday information sheet with specific procedures as they pertain to the current situation. We ask that you return it to us with the necessary information so that we may properly plan to create a safe, joyful, and meaningful High Holiday experience.
As you know, the pandemic is creating serious economic consequences for us as well. We turn to you to help us maintain the synagogue now so we can be fully ready to serve you and your families both during and after this crisis. In the High Holidays mailing you will see our launching of the annual Yom Kippur Appeal. We sincerely hope that you can generously support our annual campaign.
It is our fervent wish that we stay healthy and safe and that we will soon be able to resume services and greet one another face-to-face.
With sincere best wishes,

Allen Landerman – President                     Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen  



Affiliate of The United Synagogue For Conservative Judaism


Congregation Nishmat Am
2113 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75023-4521


Phone: (972) 618-2200
Fax: (972) 618-2216


General Inquiries: info@nishmatam.org Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen: rabbi@nishmatam.org

We are located west of Custer, just east of Old Orchard, on the north side of Spring Creek Pkwy.
Stanley Siegel, Executive Director:  ssiegel@nishmatam.org   •    Dani Haley, Office Administrator and Religious School: info@nishmatam.org